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surprises, plural;
  1. (of something unexpected) Cause (someone) to feel mild astonishment or shock
    • - I was surprised at his statement
    • - Joe was surprised that he enjoyed the journey
    • - she was surprised to learn that he was forty
  2. Capture, attack, or discover suddenly and unexpectedly; catch unawares
    • - he surprised a gang stealing scrap metal
  1. An unexpected or astonishing event, fact, or thing
    • - the announcement was a complete surprise
  2. A feeling of mild astonishment or shock caused by something unexpected
    • - much to her surprise, she'd missed him
  3. Denoting something made, done, or happening unexpectedly
    • - a surprise attack
  4. Denoting a class of complex methods of change-ringing
    • - surprise major

  1. cause to be surprised; "The news really surprised me"
  2. the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you
  3. a sudden unexpected event
  4. storm: attack by storm; attack suddenly
  5. the act of surprising someone
  6. Surprise! is a 1995 short film by German director Veit Helmer. It won a Golden Space Needle award at the 1995 Seattle International Film Festival. The story centers on a Rube Goldberg device.
  7. Surprise, the first American naval ship of the name, was a sloop purchased by the Continental Navy in 1777 and commanded by Captain Benjamin Dunn.
  8. Surprise is a Pixar animated short created in 1991 by Pixar Animation Studios for Sesame Street. It starred Luxo Jr. from a previous Pixar short film.
  9. "Surprise" is episode 13 of season 2 of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  10. The Surprise, a California clipper built in 1850, "was one of the most successful clipper ships ever constructed, and proved a mine of wealth for her owners." She sailed in the China trade until 1876.
  11. Surprise is the debut album by singer-songwriter, Crystal Waters, released in 1991. Although the album stalled at #197 on the Billboard 200, the album performed better in both the Club/Dance and Urban music markets. Surprise peaked at #65 on the U.S. ...
  12. Surprise is a brief emotional state experienced as the result of an unexpected significant event. Surprise can have any valence; that is, it can be neutral, pleasant, or unpleasant. If a person experiences a very powerful or long lasting surprise it may be considered shock.
  13. The Surprise was the first paddle steamer, and the first steam powered vessel, built and run in Australia. It was built possibly on the Parramatta River, by shipbuilder Henry Gilbert, and launched in Sydney on 14 March, 1831. Its first voyage was on 1 June on the Parramatta River. ...
  14. Something not expected; Unexpected; The feeling that something unexpected has happened; To cause (someone) to feel unusually alarmed or delighted; To do something to (a person) that they are not expecting, as a surprise; To undergo or witness something unexpected; To cause surprise; To ...
  15. (surprised) To encounter suddenly or unexpectedly; take or catch unawares.
  16. (Surprises) Billy lost the present he's giving to Jeff for his birthday; Kate and Oscar sort jobs; Timmy and Pat-Rick don't work well together.
  17. The difference, expressed as a percent, between the actual (reported) earnings and the I/B/E/S Surprise mean EPS estimate for a company, for the fiscal period indicated.
  18. When a gap suddenly arises between your perceptions and your expectations of a situation, that's surprise. It can happen either because your expectations were unrealistic, or your perceptions are wrong. As expectations gradually adjust, the level of surprise fades away. ...
  19. A treble bob method in which an internal place is made every time the treble is going from one dodge to another. Another kind of treble bob method are the Delight methods.
  20. Describes the discrepancy between actual earnings and an earning's forecast.
  21. Optimara variety. Medium, standard African Violet (4-inch pot size) with single, bi-color flowers. Flowers are blue and pink. Leaves are light green. An unusual variety in that there is variation in each plant. Introduced 1997. More information.
  22. Important characteristic of grotesque entertainments. [This entry will be developed]
  23. The reaction to a turn of events not foreseen. A peripety, if the unexpected development results in a complete overturning of the dramatic circumstances or relationships.
  24. We're not there yet ... but we're a lot closer now than we were just a few years ago, and the effort is gaining a lot of momentum. A number of significant factors affecting parallelization and effective speedup have been identified and automated in new compilers,
  25. pie n. [2000s] a pie served in prison, with dubious or unknown contents.